OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro to Get First Android Q Beta Soon After Launch

At its annual I/O developer conference on Tuesday, Google launched the third Android Q beta. In addition to Google’s own devices, the third Android Q beta will be coming to 15 other phones as well from various popular Android OEMs. OnePlus has now announced that it will be rolling out its first Android Q developer preview for the OnePlus 7 series soon after they go on sale.

For Developers

In a new post on the OnePlus Community forums, the company revealed that it has been working closely with Google to provide early access to the Android Q developer preview to OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users. OnePlus hasn’t announced a specific timeframe, so it isn’t clear exactly how long OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro owners will need to wait before they can flash the Android Q developer preview on their device.

However, it is imperative to note that the Android Q beta build is only suited for developers or early adopters that are willing to try out the next Android version before most others. Since it is in early stages of development currently, you cannot expect it to be very stable.

While OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners will need to wait to be able to try out the first Android Q beta for their device, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 users can now download the latest build from here. Once you have downloaded the ZIP file for your device, you will need to copy it to your phone storage. Next, make your way to Settings > System > System Updates > Click top right icon > Local Upgrade and tap on the installation package. Once the upgrade is complete, restart your phone.

To roll back to the latest stable Android Pie version, you will need to download the rollback package and flash it using the same Local OTA Update method. If you have no prior experience with flashing custom ROMs on your phone, we recommend waiting for the stable Android Q update instead.

Tony Barratt
Tony is a law student who considers himself to be a smartphone guru. Apart from his perennial love for gadgets, he is also an avid movie buff and a staunch audiophile.